Outlander Episode 109: The Reckoning – The Gàidhlig Bits I Could Decipher

Congratulations Outlanders! Our long international nightmare, otherwise known as #Droughtlander, is over (for most of us) and we have survived! The Gàidhlig in this episode, while not plentiful, should prove as a nice refresher for a couple of words and phrases we learned from the first half of the Outlander season.

Return from rescuing Claire

19:39  Rupert to Dougal and the others at the inn

 Ciamar a tha sibh! – Greeting: How are you (plural)!

     Angus to the crowd

Tulach Ard! – MacKenzie war cry

Think again

36:14  Jamie’s response to Claire refusing the bed

 OK. I’ve been corrected here. I thought he was saying ‘Glè mhath. – Very well’ but I’ve gone back and listened again and think Mhairi and Michelle are right. Jamie is actually saying oidhche mhath – Good night.

Oidhche mhath – Good night.

 Also, LearnGaelic retweeted their 20 words post centered around Outlander. It’s a nice refresher with some sound files for names, etc.

Like I said at the start, the Gàidhlig this week wasn’t bountiful, but here’s to looking for more in the weeks to come!

12 thoughts on “Outlander Episode 109: The Reckoning – The Gàidhlig Bits I Could Decipher

  1. I got the sense that whatever he said was to himself out of frustration. Though I wouldn’t know one way or the other (and I love this site for providing such insightful information!), I’m wondering why he would use “good night” under his breath the way he does. “Good night” would, I would think, be directed at Claire, so then why utter it under his breath and then why say it in Gaidhlig? Wouldn’t “Fine!” be more fitting to the scene as he clearly mutters it to himself? Just me thinking out loud 🙂

    Actually I’m curious about the phrase used in the scene where the guys are gathered all out in the snow before the hunt, arguing as Dougal rides up and hails everyone. I presume it’s a greeting? I’ve heard the phrase in previous episodes and have yet to make it out. Any insight?

  2. Pingback: A True Fan’s Review of Outlander Episode #109: THE RECKONING | Candida's Musings

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